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Hashtag Trending – Google’s Pichai testifies to Congress; New details about Equifax breach; U.S. to expose China cyber attacks

Congress grills Google’s CEO, a new report says Equifax breach was easily preventable, and the U.S. is preparing to announce the indictments of multiple Chinese hackers. Trending on LinkedIn - Google CEO Sundar

Published on: December 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

Toronto takes grassroots, open approach to collecting data

While the saga on Toronto’s waterfront continues, Matthew Tenney quietly solders sensor wires in his apartment. He's focused on a separate project that's gathering data for the city, one which he says will

Published on: December 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending: Huawei woes continue; Facebook violates privacy again; Google’s accidental ad

The Huawei saga continues with Stephen Harper chiming in; Facebook can’t seem to get out of hot water and a Google employee causes a multi-million dollar ad mistake. Listen to the latest Hashtag

Published on: December 10th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Sidewalk Labs got more info than others before Toronto waterfront RFP issued: Ontario auditor

Waterfront Toronto has been criticized by some for the way it has handled privacy and intellectual property issues with Sidewalk Labs at its planned landmark smart city community. Now it faces another critic:

Published on: December 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Do iRobot’s cloud-stored maps of my home represent a major privacy risk?

I guess when I tweeted about using a cloud-connected robot that maps the inside of my home in conjunction with an always-on microphone that persistently uploads data over the Internet, I should have

Published on: December 5th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending: More robots less workers; Secretly rating shoppers; MacBook microphone detaches

Automation may be replacing human hires at Amazon, companies are secretly rating shoppers and the newest MacBook’s microphone detaches for privacy, but is it useful? Listen to the latest Hashtag Trending HERE! First

Published on: November 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Reddit makes the world worse; robot parkour; people choose privacy-search engine

A former product manager for Reddit says his time there made the world a worse place, Boston Dynamics taught its robot parkour and privacy search engine DuckDuckGo grows. First, trending on Reddit: A

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Revolutionizing emails; Facebook Portal privacy concerns and; Snapchat TV

A new artificial intelligence app is taking on the world of emails, the new Facebook Portal brings up concerns over privacy and Snapchat is creating its own ‘Snap-sized’ TV shows. First trending on

Published on: October 12th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Tor Project’s new Android app; Snap loses strategy chief; British Airways sued for data breach

A new web browser for Android will make it easier to access websites anonymously, Snap loses strategy its chief Imran Khan, and British Airways is sued over a data breach affecting millions First

Published on: September 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Hashtag Trending – EU approves Apple/Shazam deal; alleged Sony hacker charged; Did IBM spy on New Yorkers?

The European Union has approved Apple’s bid to buy music identification service Shazam. An alleged participant in the 2014 Sony hack has been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice. And a report

Published on: September 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook, Twitter try to limit U.S. regulation at hearing

Senior executives of Facebook and Twitter faced a Congressional committee Wednesday morning trying to limit the amount of regulation the U.S. government might impose on social media companies in the wake of increasing

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Users deleting Facebook app; Twitter and Facebook testify before U.S. congress; 2,000 Slack groups

One quarter of Facebook users are deleting the app, Twitter and Facebook testify in front of U.S. congress, and a full list of more than 2,000 Slack communities. First from Google Trends: One

Published on: September 6th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook bans Cambridge Analytica (again); IBM patents coffee-delivery drone

Facebook bans another app by Cambridge Analytica for improperly sharing information. Australia has banned Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from contributing equipment to its 5G network. And IBM has patented a novel way

Published on: August 24th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Smart cities need ‘heightened awareness’ of privacy, Ontario assistant privacy commissioner says

Internet of Things (IoT) technology is a reality that cities across the world are waking up to, and the proliferation of smart city projects means that more municipalities than ever are moving forward

Published on: August 21st, 2018 Shruti Shekar

Sidewalk Labs reveals vision for ‘smart city’ project, provides no answers on data collection policy

It wasn’t exactly a scene from Netflix’s sci-fi dystopian show Black Mirror, but Google’s sister company Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto finally shed more light on their vision for a smart city and

Published on: August 15th, 2018 Shruti Shekar